Hernando Sheriffs Bowling event will benefit Youth Education Services
Thursday is the sponsorship deadline for the Hernando County Sheriff's Office's eighth annual Bowling Extravaganza, which will be July 12 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way. Registration will be at noon; bowling starts at 1 p.m. The cost for a team sponsorship is $75 for four bowlers, which includes three games of bowling and shoe rental. Lane sponsorships are $100. The cost for both a team and lane sponsorship is $150. The names of all sponsors will be prominently displayed at the event. Individual bowlers are also invited to participate. The cost is $20 per bowler. Money raised from the event will benefit the Sheriff's Office Youth Education Services programs. Call 754-6830, ext. 53671 or ext. 53679.
SPCA needs shelter volunteers
The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Hernando County has an urgent need for volunteers at its shelter at 9075 Grant St., west of Brooksville. The SPCA shelter is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, except on holidays. Anyone interested may stop by the shelter or call 596-7000. Visit the new Web site at www.spcahernando.org.
Donate old phones, help troops abroad
Hernando County commissioners have joined forces with Cell Phones for Soldiers to collect cell phones to benefit troops serving overseas. Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprofit organization that recycles the donated phones for cash, which is then used to purchased prepaid calling cards for soldiers as a way to help keep troops connected with their families. Those wishing to contribute to the drive can donate their unused or old cell phones at the Veterans Service Office on Aviation Loop Drive, east of Spring Hill (call 754-4033), or at the Health and Human Services Department at the Hernando County Government Center in Brooksville (call 540-4338) .
Program offers health advice for the elderly
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs offers the free SHINE program (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) at locations throughout the county. SHINE counselors offer information and assistance with Medicare (including supplemental insurance and prescription drug), long-term care planning and pharmaceutical assistance programs. Local sites include:
• Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-noon, Brooksville Enrichment Center, 670 S Broad St.
• Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon, Little Red Schoolhouse Bookstore, 1208 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill; and 1:30-2:30 p.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West.
• Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd.
Ashley Tanner Benefit Car Wash: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fun Zone/Dairy Queen, 404 Suzanne Drive, off Commercial Way, Spring Hill. 666-4653.